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Monday, October 29, 2018

William H True: Escaped From McNeil Island Prison 1920

William H True said he was born 14 Jan 1890 in Florida.

He was arrested in Seattle, WA and detained in the Clark County Jail for counterfeiting. 

He was Received at McNeil Island as inmate #3460
on 6 Dec 1919. His McNeil Mugshot below.

 He escaped with another prisoner taking a rowboat on 28 Jun 1920. I found nothing saying he was captured and the only record I found was the 1920 census where he was an inmate in McNeil.

Newspaper clipping about his escape.

I found nothing else on him. Very interesting he may have changed his name, lots of criminals did this. I bet he got away.

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